I'll be exhibiting a selection of original artwork at the new Orbital Comics which opens this Saturday. The new store has a gallery space (which I think must be a first for a comic shop based in London?) and I'll be sharing the walls with some other artists selected by Comica's Paul Gravett. There'll be new pages from How to Date a Girl: Issue 3 up there - among some of the older pages - so I'll try and arrange them in a way that demonstrates how my style has changed over the years. I'll also have some sketches and doodles on display.
Tomorrow evening, I'll be attempting to look like I know how to use a spirit level while I put up the work. Will take a few photos of the new store and the mounted artwork and put them up here for those of you who can't make it. Don't know how long the exhibition will be on for but here's an Orbital press release with all the other info:
Date Saturday, January 24, 2009 Time 10:30am - 7:00pm Location Orbital Comics, 8 Gt Newport Street, London (gmap)
Orbital Comics are proud to present our EPIC NEW comic shop!
We're open on Saturday 24th January at 10.30am!
To celebrate our opening we're having our Mega Sale
- 50% off Back Issues - 50% off other selected lines And to mark the event we're giving away to the first 100 people a FREE Goody Bag with your purchase(s)!
NEW Comic Art Gallery Yep, Orbital's the first to have a comic art gallery within its store - for the opening we have Tom Humberstone, the Eagle Award winning creator of Art School Scum, Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Crohns Disease, and My Fellow Americans. He'll be exclusively exhibiting original artwork from his forthcoming graphic novel How to Date a Girl in 10 Days.